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Expert Advice: News Canine Flu Outbreak
  A rare outbreak of canine flu in the Chicago area has sickened more than 1,000 dogs, including five who died, in the past month, according to veterinarians in the region. The Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control is warning dog owners to avoid dog parks, group training activities and dog daycare and […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/canine-flu-outbreak/ | April 7, 2015
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Expert Advice: News Come, Grow Old With Me – CDS and Caring for Elderly Dogs
by Sandra MurrayReprinted from: Essential Elements, ShowSight Magazine   Reprinted from: Essential Elements, ShowSight Magazine As a youngster she had won her breed’s National Sweepstakes. Not long after that win, she finished her championship with three 5 point majors, all at large regional specialties. During her specials career she earned multiple Group placements and Best […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/come-grow-old-with-me/ | April 1, 2015
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Expert Advice: General Health Vaccinations for Your Dog: the Upshot
Debate Continues to Rage Over the Need for Some Vaccinations Opinions differ over the necessity of some dog vaccinations and the timeframe for vaccinating your dog. Consult your vet about your dog’s vaccinations. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) made headlines in 2003 when it published its vaccination recommendations. It suggested that a few vaccines […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/vaccinations-for-your-dog-the-upshot/ | March 24, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues The Comings and Goings of Separation Anxiety
Natural Supplements as Treatment of Separation AnxietyMany veterinarians would tell you that separation anxiety is one of the most common behavioral problems they encounter. Holistic vets may suggest natural supplements as the remedy. Separation anxiety is seen in dogs of all breeds, but often in large, high-energy dogs that are confined to a small area […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/the-comings-and-goings-of-separation-anxiety/ | March 23, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health Shining a Light on Laser Therapy
Some veterinarians view low-energy lasers as a noninvasive alternative treatment of arthritic inflammation and chronic pain in dogs. It’s not a panacea, but combined with other treatment, it can ease your dog’s arthritis pain. Arthritis (osteoarthritis) is a common degenerative disease in which cartilage wears away and inflammation, swelling, and joint deformity all result. The […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/laser-therapy-health-veterinarian-pain-arthritis-cartilage/ | March 23, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Canine Hypothyroidism: No Cure, But Manageable
Your Dog’s Weight Gain and Excessive Shedding Might Indicate Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism is a clinical condition resulting in inadequate production of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism is characterized overall by a general decrease in cellular metabolic activity. Dogs afflicted with hypothyroidism most commonly show weight gain, are lethargic and inactive, have a dull hair […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/canine-hypothyroidism-no-cure-but-manageable/ | March 23, 2015
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Expert Advice: General Health Uncovering and Treating Demodex Mites
Your Dog’s Hair Loss Could be a Sign of Demodex Most dogs can tolerate a small number of mites. However, a mite infestation can pose serious health problems for puppies. Demodex mites live in the hair follicles of most dogs. Most dogs have a small number of mites. Usually, the mites are harmless and are […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/uncovering-and-treating-demodex-mites/ | March 23, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Canine Flu: Highly Contagious
Canine Flu: the nasty but treatable virusCanine influenza, or “canine flu,” is a highly contagious respiratory infection in dogs. Like a human head cold, there is no cure, but a vaccine has been developed that can lessen the severity of the flu symptoms. The canine flu virus can be in aerosol form, inhaled by a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/canine-flu-highly-contagious/ | March 23, 2015
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Expert Advice: General Health Antifreeze: A Sweet-Tasting Killer of Dogs
Ingesting a Small Amount of Antifreeze Causes Kidney Failure in Dogs Pound for pound, antifreeze is the heavyweight of poisons seen in small-animal veterinary hospitals. It has the highest fatality rate of any toxin seen in pets. The antidote must be administered quickly. Dogs tend to find antifreeze (ethylene glycol is the active ingredient) in […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/antifreeze-a-sweet-tasting-killer-of-dogs/ | March 23, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health Gum and Candy: Not so Sweet for Dogs
Artificial Sweetener in Some Gum and Candy Can be Fatal to Small Dogs There have been stories claiming that sugar-free gum can kill dogs. Many dog owners still aren’t clear on the facts. There is an artificial sweetener that is harmful, even fatal, for dogs. Xylitol is an artificial sweetener found in sugar-free products such […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/gum-and-candy-not-so-sweet-for-dogs/ | March 23, 2015

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